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the united states. he's also attacking u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> we've almost called venus the forest gufrp of the jihad in the sense that he seemed to find this way to get himself involved in operations or attacks that seem way beyond a 20-some-odd convert from long island should be involved in. >> an american so radical iezed, so dangerous, he's willing to help al qaeda plot bombings that could kill his own friends and even his own family on long island. >> in a conventional war you have companies, you have divisions, you have brigades, you have battalions. in this war, every single person counts. every sickle person that goes over there like him is somebody we can't miss. >> but the tables could be turning on al qaeda. their one-time secret weapon could be spilling their secrets. family, friends, and intelligence officials are left wondering why and how did bryant turn into a terrorist. who convinced him to wage jihad against his neighbors? my search for answers begins about an hour's drive from new york city where bryant kneel venus was born to the suburbs of long island where his
are fueling new suspicion and outrage about pakistan's links to the taliban. is a key u.s. ally playing a role in the deaths of american troops? i'm going to ask pakistan's ambassador to the u.s. about these disturbing allegations. >>> and the case of the disappearing oil. why officials in the gulf say they are not finding much crude left on the water surface? wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> well, some are calling it one of the biggest leaks in u.s. military history. in the league of the pentagon papers. those revelations about the vietnam war. but today the white house contends that there isn't much new in the thousands of afghan war logs posted online by the group wikileaks. some powerful members of congress, well, they're not so sure. they say the documents raised some serious questions about u.s. policy toward afghanistan and neighboring pakistan. i want to begin with our senior white house correspondent ed henry and what was startling and what was -- stood out in my mind when i saw the white house today was that they are not saying t
they're raising new questions about u.s. military strategy and whether pakistan, america's critical ally in the region, has been aiding the enemy. a live report is just ahead. >>> fast moving storms spawning tornadoes and cutting paths of destruction from the midwest to the northeast. homes have been torn apart and trees knocked down. live in the extreme weather center with where the threat is this morning. >>> and the "a.m. fix" blog is up and running. join the live conversation right now. just go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> but first, day 98 of the gulf oil spill and it may be tony hayward's last. the company could announce that he is done during a keyboard meeting in london today. many residents of the gulf coast say his words were salt on an already gushing wound and he became the poster boy for bad press saying the spill was relatively tiny, the environmental impact would be small, that he wanted his own life back when 1 people died in the initial disaster. phil beck is live at bp headquarters in london in morning. do we know if we're going to hear anything about tony hayward's futur
the united states and russia. stand by. the defense secretary reveals his choice to be the new head of the u.s. military's central command. it's a u.s. marine general who once said it's fun to shoot some people. this hour the pentagon's problem. military brass with loose lips, and republican party chairman michael steele insists he's 100% behind the u.s. troops, but is that enough to satisfy conservatives who say it's past time for him to go. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> well, let's begin with the breaking news right now. all ten russian suspects appearing in a new york court pleaded guilty just a little while ago in connection with the stunning spy case, and now after days of speculation about a possible spy swap between the united states and russia, we've learned how the exchange is about to play out. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent jill doherty. she's got new information just coming in. jill, tell us what you know. >> reporter: right. wolf, this is -- we just got this. it's from the u.s. justice department, and this is a letter from the justice depa
situation room." happening now. iran says he was kidnapped by the united states. the u.s. calls that claim preposterous. what's the real story behind the iranian scientist's now turned up at the pakistani embassy. >>> the legendary owner of the new york yankees, george steinbrenner. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> at some point perhaps in the next hour we could see the beginning of the end of that big dark gush over oil that's been tainting the gulf of mexico for 85 days. we're standing by for testing to begin on the new cap bp placed on its ruptured wellhead. over the course of those tests we should learn if the leak is sealed and the oil is stopped. even if that happens, there should still be plenty of oil left in the gulf to clean up. we've been getting an exclusive look at one of the most high-tech weapons to take care of the spill. ines, tell us what you're been discover. >> reporter: over the past few weeks they've been flying overhead to see where the oil was. they were doing it with technology that wasn't intended for this purpose and we've been able to get ex
until i have confidence that u.s. taxpayer money is not being abused to line the pockets of corrupt afghan government officials, g drug lords and terrorists. can you respond, first of all, to the allegation that people with political connections are getting off? >> that's not true. we have prosecuted a number of high ranking officials in the afghan government. that process will continue. every government official, high ranking official is now required to -- there's a lot of misinformation. for instance, that report by nita lowey tt came out was related to the flow of cash out of kabul airport. the fact is that out of the $19.6 million that the united states is giving to afghanistan in the past three years, only $1 billi billion, 5% of the money has been given to the afghan government. there is waste. there is corruption. but a lot of it has nothing to do with the afghan government. it is the -- >> what's worrisome, i think, to congress, to americans, is that it's not, oh, there's corruption in government. because governments do have their corruption parts. it's that the president
, a developing story out of afghanistan. afghan officials say one of two u.s. sailors abducted friday is dead. the other may be wounded and in the hands of the taliban. we'll have a live report. >>> plus, preparing for the worst as arizona's controversial immigration law kicks in next week. a tent city jail with triple-digit temperatures and an expanded section, 1070 name after the new legislation. >>> but first, let's go to some severe weather that's popping up. bonnie schneider in the weather center. >> we're tracking a tornado warning right now for suffolk county on long island in new york. that's on eastern part of new york as you can see here. a tornado possibly indicated on doppler radar near babylon on the south shore. so some communities affected will be robert moses state park where a lot of people go to the beach on a weekend day where it's so hot. as well as islip, you can see the line where the tornado warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. also as you head further out east towards east patchogg facing very severe winds. we had a severe weather with an ef-2 tornado touching down. tr
of defense has been concerned for more than a year about the problems that the u.s. has been having in cyberspace, both on dod networks, but also on critical infrastructure, and there's a real fear that some of our foreign opponents had the ability to make attack us through this, to hurt dod and so there's a real interest in making dod better able to operate in cyberspace and this is one of the initiatives that the department is making to do that. >> reporter: u.s. intelligent officials are getting more and more concerned that chinese and russian operatives are surveilling computer systems that control places like this, power plants and other key parts of america's infrastructure. contacted by cnn, an official at the chinese embassy in washington called that notion ridiculous, unwarranted and said in a statement, we want to see no more of such allegations of china targeting u.s. infrastructure through the internet. the nsa's mere involvement is creating dispute. "the wall street journal" which first reported this story says in order to detect possible cyber attacks, the nsa would re
and getting a lay of the land. following that, he wept to the u.s. embassy for fourth of july celebrations a day before the actual american independence day. that's where he and u.s. ambassador, karl eikenberry welcomed and greeted several hundred dignitaries. he spoke to the crowd and said a united front must be met to have success in the war in afghanistan. >> i'm reminded that this is an effort in which we must achieve unity of effort and common purpose. civilian and military, afghan and international, we are part of one theme with one mission. in this important endeavor, cooperation is not optional. this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it. >> following the embassy event, general petraeus met with his top commanders here on the ground in afghanistan to assess the situation. his most important meeting of the day is that with the afghan president, hamid karzai. he needs to build a very strong relationship to show a unite td front between the nato coalition and the afghan government. president karzai had a very strong relationship with the former top commander, general stan
of mexico. >>> all right. this fourth of july holiday weekend, a surprise for u.s. troops in iraq. a visit from vice president joe biden and his wife jill. the couple's visit comes as american troops are scheduled to draw down in iraq late next month. here's more from baghdad. >> reporter: it was especially surprising that vice president biden was accompanied by his wife, jill biden. the two will be spending the fourth of july with the troops attending a number of events. vice president biden will be meeting with senior iraqi government officials as well as the political leadership here. iraq has been in a state of political chaos, deadlocked since the march inconclusive elections, unable to form a new government. this is causing some concern as the political vacuum created could be manipulate bid insurgents trying to regain their foothold. mrs. biden will be meeting with the troops as well as civilian embassy officials and she's going to be conducting a roundtable with iraqi women who teach english. there is also a delegation of u.s. senators made up of mccain, lieberman and graham. they
program this week. i will see you next week. . >>> a u.s. sail or reportedly killed in afghanistan and another is being held hostage. a live report just moments away. >>> a jamaican child is brought to the u.s. without legal documents. she leaves as an adult and applies for reentry into the u.s. the proper way but the u.s. won't let her back in. the compelling story. >>> at 5:00, one and done. more parents are stopping at just one child. find out why. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm rachel whitfield. we're learning more about the two sailors shot down in afghanistan. sources say they have located the body of one of the service members. cnn's pentagon correspondent barbara starr joins us on the phone from washington. what happened, barbara? >> reporter: well, the information is being very closely held by u.s. military officials, but according to what they have said, these two u.s. navy sailors friday night for some reason left their compound in the capital city of kabul, drove south and never came back. now, as of today, it is afghan and taliban sources who are putting together the
been firing heat-seeking surface-to-air-missiles at nato and u.s. heblgt hechts. we hear the civilian death toll is of higher than reported by military troops in the field. there's a shadowy covert operation going on to kill taliban leaders. a shoot to kill by a group call ed task force 37 3. and that the pakistan's isi has been helping the taliban kill u.s. troops and others, larry. >> larry: is all this new to you, nick? >> you know, a lot of this we've heard before. one analyst put it this way to me. he said, this is old bad news at a new bad time. what he means is we've heard a lot of this before, but it comes at a very, very difficult moment. some of these allegations, the allegations of pakistani intelligence services, aiding the taliban, we've heard details about that before. we've heard details, speculation that the civilian death toll is much higher than has been initially reported. but it's the timing that it comes at, when there are so many questions about the war in afghanistan, and it is in the granular detail in all these documents that people are only now just beginning
for the u.s. the whole exchange happened on an airport tarmac in vienna, austr austria. one plane headed east and the other headed west. matthew chance is in moscow with the latest. >> reporter: that's right. the biggest spy swap since the end of the cold war has taken place on the tarmac of the airports in the austrian capital of view any. the plane carrying the ten confessed spies from the united states, confessed to working for russia. landed at the airport a short time ago. couple of hours ago now. it was followed quickly afterwards by an official aircraft from russia which was carrying four people pardoned by russian serving the lengthy prison sentences in russian jails for spying for western powers, including the united states. the exchange took place on the tarmac which men none of the -- people actually entered the country of austria. the one plane carrying the four from russia has taken off and landed, we understand, now from the united kingdom. the other aircraft carrying the ten russians arraigned in new york is still on its way back to the russian capital. >> this was all par
and just met with general petraeus and other members in the area of kabul. this is very odd for two u.s. service members to go missing and in fact for them to just leave their base in kabul in a separate vehicle without other vehicles following them. many of us trying to figure out answers to these questions that baffled many within the material as well as journalists and as well as the civilian community. >> two soldiers left their base and went missing, and now government officials telling us one is dead and the other is being held by the taliban. atia, a lot of people might be wondering about the other five? there was a separate incident where five were killed. you also spoke about a taliban spokesperson calling you. that might sound strange to some people here in the u.s., but i want you to address the fact that the taliban, that the u.s. fighting there and does have a heck of a pr infrastructure there, and if can you address that for the viewers, and do we note condition of the second soldier now being held? >> reporter: well, when we talk about the condition of the second soldier,
to appropriate one more dime for the assistance in afghanistan until i have confidence the u.s. taxpayer money is not being abused to line the pockets of corrupt afghan government officials and drug lords and terrorists. can you respond to the allegation that people with political connections are getting off? >> that's not true. we prosecuted a number of high ranking officials in the afghanistan government. that process will continue. there is a lot of mi misinformation. there is a report about the cash coming out of the kabul airport. out of the $19.6 million that the united states is giving to the afghanistan is the past three years, only $1 billion, 5% of the u.s. money has been given to the afghan government. yes, there is waste and corruption, but a lot of it has nothing to do with the afghan government. it's the contracting system. whach >> what is worry some to congressman and americans, is governments do have the corruption parts, it's that the president is corrupt, that he, you know, he was corrupt from the election on. he is trying to help his friends. that is more difficult, because
, the top secret america -- a new "washington post" investigative series reveals a u.s. national security operation in potential disarray. the papers lead reporter on the story is here. >>> and her identity as a cia operative was leaked sparking an international uproar. valerie plame wilson is weighing in on the hidden culture of spies in the u.s., russia, and iran. we want to welcome our viewers around the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> just a week ago, few people had heard of shirley sherrod. but the former usda official was thrust into the headlines overnight when conservative web publisher andrew brightbart put out a misleading clip that falsely implied sherrod discriminated against a white farmer. sherrod was forced to resign from the government post. but the video of the entire speech revealed. her words were taken entirely out of context. and her remarks were about overcoming prejudice and discrimination. the agriculture secretary tom vilsack apologized to sherrod and offered her a new job and she spoke by phone with presid
blitzer takes us through the next hours. >>> rick, thanks very much. happening now, questions for u.s. troops about gays serving openly in the united states military. we have new information this hour about a brand new survey that could influence plans to repeal don't ask don't tell. >>> plus, some of the alleged russian spies now on the move amid reports that the u.s. may swap them for agents held by moscow. >>> and what could liberal democrat barney frank and libertarian conservative republican ron paul possibly agree on? find out when two of the most outspoken and provocative members of congress team up right here. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> up first, a key step toward allowing gays to serve openly in the united states military. today the pentagon began sending out a formal survey to all u.s. troops about plans to repeal the don't ask don't tell policy. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. she is working this story. it's only a matter of time, barbara, until gays are allowed to serve openly according to the president but this is an imp
portable heat-seeking missiles against u.s. aircraft. secret commando units are working off a capture kill list of 70 insurgent commanders. julian is defending the move. >> the material doesn't reveal just cases by the u.s. military. of course, as the u.s. military is reporting on all the abuses by the taliban and suicide bombers and ieds going off and so on, so it does describe the abuses by both sides in this war. and that's how people can really understand what is actually going on and whether they choose to support it or not. >> joining me now from london, our senior national correspondent nick robertson and rezla sayid. nick, we'll start with you. does this compromise the security of our allies as members of the white house have clearly said? >> it certainly is going to have some sources looking at what they are saying, who they are saying it to and what are the consequences if they get caught as a result of these types of leaks in the future. if you are compromising your sources, then you are compromising your source. is anyone going to die as a result of this? well, the site that ha
is your "situation room." >>> happy birthday, rick. happening now, the u.s. economy loses jobs for the first time this year. the president insists that the recovery is moving forward but americans who are desperate for a paycheck may not be buying that. and two more alleged russian spies reveal their true identities. we'll look at the perils of being a secret agent with kids. and we'll hear from the grown son of one of the suspects. >>> and a leading conservative is calling on the republican party chairman to do his patriotic duty this july 4th by resigning. how long can michael steele hang on to his job? wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> well job gains in america hit a wall now adding to fears that the nation may be socked with a second recession. there are new figures that show that the economy lost 125,000 jobs in june. now you can see there had been job growth every month in 2010 until the june slide. the loss is mostly due to the fact that the census is over and those jobs related to the census went away. the overall un
. >>> new denials that bp played a role in the release of a convicted terrorist but some u.s. lawmakers are not buying it. this hour, cnn's richard quest presses libya's oil minister about the lockerbie bomber and whether a deal was can you the to free him. apple reveals its response to an embarrassing problem with its newest iphones three weeks after they went on sale. will customers who race to buy these new gadgets be satisfied? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> bp says it is encouraged by what's happening in the gulf of mexico right now. for more than 24 hours a new well cap has been containing the oil that spewed into the water for almost three months. the critical integrity test as it's called and the cap is still under way right now. the worst may, repeat, may be over but as we've seen in this disaster sometimes things can go wrong at any moment. let's check in with cnn's david mattingly joining us now from new orleans. david, you just got off a phone conference with thad allen, the national incident commander. he updated us on what's going on right now. give
, sandra endo there. joe biden grabbed a burger and fries with u.s. troops in iraq today. he's celebrating the fourth for the second straight year there and he's discussing the country's political future and withdrawal perhaps for your the us troops. >>> the president wants to draw down. cannery crowley asked if that means the nation building plan has been successful. >> it's never going to be san diego. it's going to always be the wild west. afghanistan is the same way. we're never going to make it like we are here. we don't want it like we are in this nation, so let them do what that i do nationally. make sure they're not a threat to us. that's it. >> in afghanistan, same question. how do you measure success. >> we all agree we have one commander in chief in the country. that's the instates. success in afghanistan is going to be identified by the government standing up and making sure there's security in theed you processes. >> in a ceremony this morning e he officially took chance. we have more from bagram air base on how some of those troops are sell bratd the fourth of july. >> report
the u.s. intelligence community almost a decade after 9/11. and is the tea party movement being torn apart by allegations of racism? one wing of the group expels another and tea party backed candidates are left holding the bag. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >>> right now officials in the gulf say they don't see any major red flags with the new well cap that might force them to unleash a big gusher of oil. once again they're moving ahead with another full day of tests, athoer 24 hours. they are keeping a close watch on pressure levels. all important pressure levels. and any existing or potential oil leaks. david mattingly is looking at all of this in new orleans on the scene. you just heard from thad allen, the incident commander, and update our viewers on what we know right now, david. >> reporter: wolf, thad allen says they're looking at anomalies that they're encountering down there but so far none of them indicating a problem that tells them they have to stop these tests and reopen that well. but these anomalies as he discussed them were happening as methane comi
pentagon correspondent barbara starr following it all for us. >> very few statements from the u.s. military at this hour. because by all accounts they are still pulling out all the stops to search for the sailor who is still missing. and believed the to be in taliban hands. afghan government officials in the province where all of this took place south of kabul, the capitol, say the bodies of one of the sailors have been found. he was apparently killed in the fire fight that broke out. the other sailor may be wounded. at this hour, in fact, they are still searching urgently for him. posters have been put up. rewards have been offered. they are scouring the region south of the capitol looking for any leads that they can. >> barbara, thank you. this year is shaping up to the be the deadliest for u.s. forces since the war in afghanistan began. 52 americans have died there this month. the high was 60 last month. we should also point out that the u.s. has more troops in afghanistan than ever before. the death toll for the year so far, 253. >>> tony hayward is on his way out. that is according to
guard. including a coast guardsman who xanded the first u.s. vessel to arrive in haiti after the earthquake, helping pave the way for one of the most complex humanitarian effort ever attempted, commander durham. this is the spirit of which adams spoke so long ago. you are the men and women who toil to defend these states. you are patriots. and you have earned your place among the greatest of generations. yet on this day we know that america's journey is not sustained by those in uniform alone. it must be the calling and cause of every american. so let us ensure that our troops always have the support that they need to succeed in the missions we ask of them, and that includes public support here at home. let us forge a national commitment to support our extraordinary military families, not just now, during war, but at have stage of your lives and thank -- thanks to michelle and joe biden for challenging us to do that. let us resolve as citizens to carry on the improbable experience that began more than 00 years ago. not simply declaring our principles but living them here at h
of a vacuum after this country's inconclusive march elections. the u.s. would like to see a government seated before that drawdown completes itself by the end of august. the u.s., of course, as we remember, drawing down to 50,000 troops. that is not a critical factor. i have been hearing repeatedly from the u.s. military, from senior administration officials, that unless something catastrophic takes place, that drawdown will stay on course. what we are seeing in iraq these days aside from the political bickering that is taking place is that drawdown happening in the complete and total intensity. it is overwhelming when you look at it. we are talking about the u.s. moving millions of pieces of equipment, hundreds of bases shutting down across the country. all of this very critical, being closely watched by rocky officials. there are wide sfrspread concer amongst the population. >> what we are seeing on dr. biden, she is not just there to shake hands and stand by her husband's side. she has a schedule of her own while she is there? >> that's right, she does. we are hearing that she is also goin
in u.s. military spending. they write this in a joint article. "we may not agree on what to do with the estimated $1 trillion in savings, but we do agree that nothing -- we do agree that nothing either of us cares diply about will be possible if we do not begin to face this issue now." representatives frank and paul are joining us together from their respective states. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. how did you guys team up to call for this massive cut in u.s. military spending? congressman paul? >> well, the two of us have talked about this over the years. barne was motivated to come to me and ask me about this, about setting up a commission to do the study. set out a program. and it's not going to happen tomorrow. it's a ten-year program. he asked me if i'd be interested in doing a little bit more work. i obviously agreed to do that. i've almost looking for an opportunity to bring progressive democrats together with conse e conservative libertarian types because there are places where we can agree. >> let's talk about the specifics you have in mind. congressman
using shoulder-fired heat-seeking missiles to shoot down u.s. helicopters and other air crafts. these missiles helped afghan guerillas defeat the soviet occupation in the 19el 80s. there were a huge number of civilians caught in the cross fire in land and air operations and also seek let u.s. commando raids against taliban leaders, some successful, others resulting in civilian deaths. >>> again, one of the most devastating points in these documents is the allegation that pakistan's spy agency is supplying weapons, training and even planning some operations for the afghan taliban. now, on friday, i spoke with matt waldman, this is before these wikileaks were made. matt waldman is an independent analyst who, through his own research, has come to the same conclusion about pakistan's intelligence agency, helping the taliban. he has visited afghanistan numerous times, and interviewed taliban field commanders, taliban officials, foreign diplomats, and other analysts. here's part of what he told us. >> well, this is research that we conducted over six months, and as you say, we interv
tries to push the reset button on u.s. relations with israel. will this go around with prime minister benjamin netanyahu be any different? this hour the talks, the tension, and the struggle for middle east peace. >>> also, the psychological toll of the gulf oil spill. a new move to make sure that bp helped victims of mental stress. >>> and the british royals may be watching their pennies but that's not stopping the queen from making a whirlwind trip to new york. wolf blitzers off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> new move today by israel setting the stage for tomorrow's high stakes talks between benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister, and president obama. now, israel is announcing a change in its controversial blockade policy to allow more goods into gaza but at the same time israel is refusing to apologize to turkey for an israeli raid on an aid ship to gaza that killed nine turkish citizens. i want to bring in our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, it almost seems like groundhog's day. there have been so many visits between netanyahu and pr
, then it was a u.s. ally state. tons of weapons float into this place. it is a very poor, traditionally pastorless community and a population of 6, 7, 8 million people and it was one of the most militarized parts of africa. >> then both of the sponsors to withdrew. >> it's no coincidence the state collapsed in 1991 when the cold war ended. and we have seen that in other parts of africa. the minute you stopped having this rivalry and outside interest to want to support a somalia, the place just went to pieces with a lot of weapons, more weapon than in kenya or tanzania or other countries in africa. so to me, as somebody who visits, you see the evidence of this when you arrive in mogadishu. the city is completely destroyed. it is unlike any place i have ever seen. and is not bombed from above like a dresden or a hiroshima or something like that, the city has been levelled by small mif caliber gunfire. every building you see is pocked with holes. walls are half standing. you're -- it is like you are in the middle of this ancient ruined city that, you know, was fine in 1991 and has been steadily destr
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the headlines right now, vice president joe biden and his wife are spending the holiday weekend with u.s. troops in iraq. he'll also meet with iraqi leaders. >>> and general david petraeus is on the job as the new u.s. commander in afghanistan. he deliver add speech at the u.s. embassy in kabul today and then met with afghan president hamid karzai. >>> and building up america starts right now, tom foreman takes a closer look at innovative ways people and communities are coping in these tough economic times. >> the great wide west was the land of opportunity for pioneers and it still is. folks here are hearing the creeks and rumbles in the economy as much as anyone else. but they're also moving ahead despite all that. through technology, the arts, agriculture and so much more, building up america in their own western way. welcome on board the cnn express rolling through the land of enchantment. i'm tom foreman. new mexico is geographically a vast state. in terms of its economy, not so much. it's quite small compared to some of its powerful neighbors. there are only about 2 million people living h
. very few statements from the u.s. military at this hour, because by all accounts, they are still pulling out all the stops to search for the sailor who is still missing and believed to be in taliban hands. afghan government officials in the province south of kabul, the capital, says the body of one of the sailors has been found, that he was apparently, by all accounts, killed in the fire fight that broke out. the other sailor may be wounded, but at this hour, in fact, they are still searching urgently for him. posters have been put up, rewards have been offered, and they are scouring that region south of the capital looking for any leads they can. >> barbara starr following this story. barbara, if you get more information, welcome back to you. thank you so much. >>> right now the u.s. and south korea are in the middle of war games. and north korea is furious over it. the north threatened a nuclear response if they went forward, and it was just that threat that led to this show of force. here's more from seoul, south korea. >> even in the overnight hours here in south korea, the m
. in afghanistan, the new u.s. commander, general david petraeus is on the ground and getting right to work. in iraq, a fourth of july weekend surprise for u.s. troops. vice president joe biden and his wife are in baghdad in an unannounced visit. we'll have a live report in just about a minute from now. >>> but first t latest on the gulf oil disaster. bad news for south florida. a few government report warns that there is a good chance that bp's spilled oil will reach south florida within 20 miles of the beaches there in the florida keys, miami and ft. lauderdale in the next few months. and one more loss to report in the gulf. tourism dollars. cnn's reynolds wolf is in gulf shores, alabama. there are a have you stragglers on the beach. but hardly anyone would want to get into the water. how is this hurting this coastal community? >> reporter: a lot of people, one of the first things they want to do is head out in that water which is usually a beautiful aquamarine. but unfortunately, they can't do that. let's be honest about this, the situation could be like this, virtually empty. but instea
hearings surrounding bp. >>> and north korea's rhetoric against the u.s. is getting even hotter. pyongyang warned it would use nuclear deterrence and about 8,000 military personnel are expected to take part in the drill tomorrow off the south korean coast. the u.s. says the exercises are in response to the deadly sinking of a south korean ship blamed on the north. a former reporter with cnn and now a senior fellow at the university of southern california says it is possible this war of words could escalate even further. >> i think the north koreans know if they get into a serious shooting war with south korea and the united states, they're going to lose their regime and their system are going to disappear. so they're not interested in provoking that kind of war. on the other hand, when you have both sides engaging in saber rattling and muscle flexing, that's what this joint u.s./south korean naval exercise is, it's to deter north korea. there is the danger of an incident of one episode spiraling out of control. >> in addition to the 8,000 military personnel, about 200 aircraft and 20 ships
a little while ago a plane carrying several men accused of spying for the u.s. landed in washington. another plane carrying ten russian secret agents had landed in moscow earlier today. we're going to tell you exactly how the whole thing went down. >>> and then a little later, a new blow for actor mel gibson after a charge ever domestic violence. has the hollywood star gone too far this time? we are going to begin with our number one story. the biggest spy swap since the cold war. sound like something out of a hollywood block buster, but we learned today the script for this story came from a highest levels of our government. >> reporter: straight from the cold war today, two planes nose to tail in a european airfield. a spy swap. >> a dramatic transfer shrouded in secrecy. you had ten alleged russian spies traded for four men held in russia on charges of spying for the west. >> reporter: last night the russians deported from america after pleading guilty to acting as unregistered foreign agents. >> from a distance waiting vans could be seen shuttling the former captives from one pla
each other about a ra barack and david. >> the u.s. has no stronger partner than great britain. >> reporter: but the bp oil leak in the gulf coast test thad alliance. oil giant british petroleum continues to wreak of havoc. >> i completely understand the anger that exists. the oil spill a catastrophe. >> reporter: and growing controversy whether bp had the role in a release of ali muhammad. >> releasing a mass murderer of 270 people, the largest act of terrorism ever committed in the united kingdom, was completely wrong. so in my view, neither should that killer have been given that luxury. that wasn't a decision taken by bp. it was taken by the scottish government. >> reporter: he was convicted in the 1988 pan am 103 bombing over lockerbie scotland that killed 270 people, mostly americans. the scottish government released him on compassionate grounds after doctors said he had terminal prostate cancer and just three months to live. president obama said that was a mistake, and cameron agreed. cameron said he would provide information for a u.s. congressional investigation but di
carolina in the u.s. senate. was today's speech enough to sway voters? [ female announcer ] it's crabfest at red lobster. the best time to crack it... twirl it... dunk it... and discover more new ways than ever to enjoy crab. like our new crab lover's trio with crab-stuffed shrimp, and succulent north pacific king and snow crab legs. or our decadent crab and shrimp pasta. new crab creations for every craving, starting at $14.99, only during crabfest. right now at red lobster. only during crabfest. -so you're thinking...? i agree. preferred. only meineke has options... and now 50% off brake pads and shoes. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> we go to south carolina now, and the man who shook up the political world with last month's victory in the democratic primary for the u.s. senate. i'm talking about alvin greene. he delivered his first campaign speech today giving state voters their first chance to hear what he stands for in his own words. like most candidates, he started off his stump speech with a little humor. >> i'm the best candidate in the united states senate race here in south
york to break down the numbers from the u.s. census bureau. carter? >> reporter: so get this. here is the number of americans who own their homes. it is 66.9% right now. that is the lowest number since 1999. the paeg was 69.2% in 2004. doesn't sound like a big difference percentagewise but that's millions and millions of homes. that was the housing boom in 2004. remember that? money was cheap and easy to get. now everybody is unemployed. they can't pay their bills. homes are getting foreclosed on. and they are flooding the market. nearly 19 million homes were vacant in the second quarter. this counts homes for sale and, if foreclosures. many people are coping by moving in with family or renting. expiration of first time home buyer is hurting. second lowest pace on record. home prices are back where they were in 2003. the bottom line right now is that homeownership is not guaranteed very many it once was. during the housing boom, many people were looking at their home primarily as an investment. not a place that they were going to live for 30 years or more. i think that perspective
as we go about it. it is simply vast. no u.s. airline has bought the airliner yet. to answer your really important question, airbus has written off the majority of the money that it costs to design, develop and build it and they told me today they expect the new planes being built will break even by 2014 because they've written off the old debt. it's huge. >> it's a good sign for the economy when people are shopping for airplanes. you remember at the brink of the recession, fewer people were showing up at these things. >> reporter: yeah. and the really important thing, of course, that plane right in the middle, the 787, which is making its debut outside the united states, the dreamliner, that has sold 863 of them. that tells you the importance, not only for the puget sound and the northwestern united states but right through the midwest, through to chicago where boeing has its headquarters. the industry that builds that plane is crucial. that's why that plane is the star of this show. >> richard, come and visit us again. richard quest at the farnborough air show in england. good to see y
the u.s., off to vienna last night. moscow and washington moving quickly to swap spies and bring an end to an embarrassing mess. >>> the new king of south beach lebron james tells the world he is leaving cleveland for miami to play for the heat. while one city rejoices, the other mourns. we will have reaction just ahead sg. >> e-mails announcing the deaths of several u.s. senators went out to news organizations. they looked legit. it was all one big fat joke and not a funny one. now, the capital police are investigating that. the latest from our team in d.c. coming up. >>> the a.m. fix blog up and running. what's your announcement to the lebron james announcement or anything else in the news. go to cnn.com/a.m. fix. >>> the big story we have been talking about. ten convicted russian spies have touched down in vienna, austria. they were on a jet to laguardia after being expelled from the united states. the two superpowers showed how quickly governments can get things done when motivated working with lightning speed to put an embarrassing incident behind them. susan is here. what's the la
that they will use powerful nuclear deterrents to respond to joint u.s./south korean military exercises tomorrow. u.s. says the exercises are in response to the deadly sinking of a south korean ship blamed on the north. so after 1 1/2 years in office, president obama is still popular with african-americans but a new cnn opinion research poll suggests that he's much less popular with white voters. cnn deputy political director pi paul steinhauser has been crunching the numbers. >> reporter: let's start with president barack obama. more than nine out of ten say they approve of how mr. obama is handling his duties in the white house but 57% among hispanics and 37% among whites. according to the poll, six in ten say they think race relations will always be a problem. the number of whites is up five points from last year to 47%. what about the year and a half old tea party movement. about a quarter of you believe they are prejudice against minorities with another 35% saying at least some are prejudice. our polls all suggest those numbers clean when asked only of black respondents. >>> concerns about racis
ago that six u.s. service members have been killed in attacks today in afghanistan. our atia abawi is with us again from kabul. we heard the number six had been killed but most of these were separate incidents. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. absolutely right. another grim day here in afghanistan. six different incidents in different parts of the country proving that the fighting is widespread in this vast land. two u.s. service members were killed in southern afghanistan in separate ied strikes. that's roadside mines. one was also killed in eastern afghanistan by the same tactic. three others were also killed in eastern afghanistan, small arms fire, insurgent attack, as well as an accidental explosion. today, proof that the summer is intense here in afghanistan. the fighting will continue. this is a month after, just a couple of weeks after the deadliest month here in afghanistan since the war began enter 2001. 101 nato service members killed. that's the deadliest that this war has seen. many do expect that july and august may be worse. t.j.? >> it may be worse. like you mentioned
is going badly. so what do the documents actually say? "the new york times" was the only u.s. paper to publish the store prip here's my cyst of some of the most surprising items in this report. number one, it reports high-ranking members of the pakistani spy agency met with taliban officials and actually helped organize attacks against americans. pakistan, that's supposed to be our ally, right? number two. the situation on the ground is more grim than what we've been hearing from washington. number three, the taliban is better armed than we've been led to believe. in fact, the "times" reports they've actually been using heat-seeking missiles against allied aircraft, weapons used, as you recall, by the mujahidin against the soviets when they kicked their butts. four, the "times" reports on equipment shortages, specifically american vehicles. and five, a strain between american forces and their afghan counterparts. our next guest spent a lot of time in afghanistan since 9/11. he's currently part of a company that's working over there. he's also running as a republican for senate in th
-old unknown, unemployed military vet to the u.s. senate. >> while there were a free moments that had people thinking, awkward! there were others in the crowd wondering if maybe this wasn't such a bad idea after all. jessica yellin was there for the big debut. >> reporter: if there's one person who believes alvin greene could be south carolina's next u.s. senator, it's alvin greene. >> i'm the best candidate in the united states senate race here in south carolina. i am also the best choice for the image award next year. >> reporter: he does not lack confidence. it is a new campaign speech, greene offered some specifics. >> let's pick up with some of the projects that were put on hold after 9/11. such as improving transportation and infrastructure. >> reporter: some standard rhetoric -- >> my campaign is about getting south carolina and america back to work and moving south carolina and america forward. >> reporter: and a glimpse of his political philosophy. >> the punishment should fit the crime. fairness saves us money. let's reclaim our country from the terrorists and the communists. i kno
of some very valuable time. >> well, the war games resume. the u.s. have south korea conducting a second day of joint exercises off the korean peninsula, maneuvers involving 8,000 personnel. these are in response to the sinking of a ship in march of north korea has threatened a nuclear response. >>> the man that published leaked documents says there's evidence of war crimes. atika shubert looks at what's on the website. >> reporter: wikileaks is publishing what it says is more than 90,000 u.s. military reports filed about the war in afghanistan from 2006 to 2008. raw data from the front line, a day by day unvarnished view of the war by u.s. soldiers themselves. wikileaks will not say how it received the documents and cnn has not been able to independently confirm their authenticity but if confirmed, it would be the biggest leak yet of classified documents to wikileaks. >>> irresponsible is the word used by national security of course general james jones to describe the release of the documents. let's bring in barbara starr. what should we make of these documents? do they paint a comprehe
." >>> pressure to leave the u.s. department of agriculture, shunned by the naacp. we're pushing forward this story of shirley sherrod now she's telling us that we don't know the whole story. a youtube clip of her went viral. it's from an naacp dinner in march. >> there is zero tolerance for discrimination at the usda. i strongly condemn this. we are appalled by her actions just as we are with the abuse of power against farmers of color and female farmers. but sherrod says, hold on a second. that clip doesn't have context and doesn't tell the whole story. she actually called in to cnn's american morning to talk about her context. she said that we have totally missed the mark on this. >> we certainly don't have the whole story is what she's saying. when you take a look at that clip and play it for ben jealous with the naacp, they say clearly it would represent institutional racism. this took place on august 27th. shirley says, hang on here, i was recounting a story that took place 24 years ago. long before she joined the u.s. department of agriculture. here's what she told us this morning
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